KANSAS CITY – A third baseman, Matt Chapman, lost the 4: 6 defeat to the Royals early on Wednesday after a scary moment in the first inning.
After Chapman had completed the first two pitches against the Royals starter Jakob Junis, he was hit at a speed of 90.7 mph, which hit the side. KANSAS CITY – A & # 39; s third baseman -4 defeat against the Royals early after a scary moment in the first inning.
After Chapman had completed the first two pitches of his fight against Royals starter Jakob Junis, he was hit at a speed of 90.7 mph, which hit his side helmet. A's coach, Nick Paparesta, and manager Bob Melvin, immediately came out to look for the All-Star, who apparently signaled in his left ear as the area most affected by the pitch. However, Chapman was allowed to stay in the game
Chapman later came over to score against Seth Brown in the first game, and even put together a six-pitch attack in the second game, but was replaced by Chad Pinder to win After the game on Wednesday, Chapman was unavailable to speak to reporters due to League rules for head injuries, but Melvin delivered a promising update.
"He is fine. No concussion symptoms at the moment. It's a head injury, "Melvin said." He got hit pretty well, it was frightening, he walked away for a while and blurred a bit, we'll see how he's doing tomorrow. "
Chapman for a long time It would be a hard blow for the ace to have a run of play on the second American League Wild Card for a playoff spot, and the 2018 Gold and Platinum Glove Award winner is in the midst of losing one It's good for nobody, especially for your own teammate and one of our leaders, "said A & S starter Tanner Roark." I hope he does is back tomorrow. We'll see what the doctors have to say, but hopefully he'll be fine and has passed everything.
The entire A-Bank became the first base, with a worried expression on each player's face as they watched Chapman being observed halfway between the home game and the game. Outfielder Mark Canha was relieved when he contacted him after the match.
"He says it was not that bad." They tested him for a concussion and everything, "said Canha. "Sounds like it's not serious, but you never know that. It is rough. You never want to see that.
If Chapman has to miss the time, Pinder is the most likely option to get in third. Sheldon Neuse, the No. 8 prospect for the MLB MLP pipeline, is also expected to call on Thursday and has played most of his minor league games in third place.
Martin Gallegos reports on the A & # 39; s by MLB.com. Follow him on Twitter @MartinJGallegos .